Jim Fallis most recently served as Director of Athletics at Northern Arizona University (NAU). Prior to that he served in the same capacity at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) and Lake Superior State University (LSSU). He also coached wrestling at the collegiate level at Lake Superior state.
Academic success, athletic success, and increases in external fundraising have been hallmarks at all three Universities under his direction.
During his time at NAU the program won 27 Big Sky Conference Championships and had eight individual National Champions, including two time Olympian Lopez Lomong who was the flag bearer for the USA at the 2008 Olympics.
At UNC the program earned 31 conference championships and won two NCAA Division II Football Championships. At his alma mater LSSU, the school won two NCAA Division I Men’s Ice hockey Championships (both in New York - 1988 in Lake Placid and 1992 in Albany).
Fallis has served on numerous national committees including most recently the NCAA Division I Championship Cabinet and as chair of the Learfield Directors Cup Committee.
A member of five Hall of Fames -- NAIA, NCAA Division II Wrestling, Lake Superior State, North Central Conference and Northern Colorado University -- he earned his Bachelors Degree in History from LSSU and his Master’s in Education from Northern Michigan University. He and his wife Anna are the parents of two grown children and five grandchildren.